New Life Daily Devotion - July 4

Lights Flashing

The ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them. - Hosea 14:9

John Smith was pulled over for driving erratically, but just as officers began administering a breath test, there was an accident on the other side of the freeway.  The policeman ordered John to wait and ran across the street, but John immediately drove home.  

A few hours later, Mrs. Smith found two officers at her door.  John came out of the bedroom faking a cough.  When asked if he’d been pulled over for a highway citation, he replied, “Oh, no I’ve been home sick all day.”

When they asked to see his car, John confidently walked out to the garage thinking, “It’s been hours, the engine is cool, and I’m totally going to get away with this!”

He threw open the garage door, and there in the garage was the patrol car with the lights still flashing!

Tell me, friend, what lights are flashing in your garage?

“We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance.” - Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)


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Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.

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